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Apr 09, 2012; Flushing, NY,USA; New York Mets mascot Mr. Met entertains during the sixth inning against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Call The Fashion Police

We’re in the calm period of the Hot Stove Season, as people celebrate the holidays. There has not been too much activity across baseball this week, with the Yankees’ signing of Matt Diaz as the primary move of the week. In some off-the-field news, Andrew Marchand recently posted a story about the new batting practice caps that teams will wear in 2013. If you have not seen these caps, please click on the link and take a look.

I’m not a fan of “alternate uniforms” in general. I realize that they provide MLB with more items to market, and I fully understand that the business aspect of baseball is important to the game’s viability. That said, I wish the Mets would wear pinstripes at home and grays on the road every day, with ONLY the blue cap with the orange “NY”. Perhaps my wishes have gone the way of the dinosaur. However, even in the name of progress, I take issue with the Mets batting practice cap for 2013. To me, Mr. Met

is a character designed to bring kids closer to the team, he poses for pictures with fans, and for the right price, he’ll even come to your son’s or daughter’s birthday party. But does he belong on a batting practice cap? The caps are worn as the team prepares to take on another team at the highest level of baseball competition. And they do so with a fictional character on the cap? I’d prefer to see the Mets baseball logo on the cap, or some type of “NY”.

Maybe the recent inactivity has me over analyzing matters such as batting practice caps. However, I’m very interested to hear opinions from Rising Apple readers. Please let me know your thoughts on the 2013 batting practice caps, and I’ll hope for more on-field activity as we turn the page to 2013.

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